By the time kids are old enough to attend school, 25% of them have already developed some kind of vision problems. Be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a visual problem such as:
It is recommended to bring your child in for their first exam at the age of 6 months. We have specialized equipment to assess the visual functions and health of your baby’s eyes.
Eye examinations are recommended every 12 months for children. MSP will cover eye examinations for children under the age of 19 annually.
Kids love our office and parents love our detailed eye examinations. If your child has vision problems, they may have trouble articulating or identifying vision impairments, meaning that they may go long periods of time before having their vision concerns resolved. Our eye exams pay particular attention to the developing eyes of our pediatric patients to ensure that any developing eye conditions are dealt with quickly.
If there is a potential for a child to need a spectacle prescription, the Optometrist may give special drops similar to dilation drops used on adults that help to determine the exact spectacle prescription your child needs. These drops typically will cause your child to lose the ability to focus on up-close tasks for 8-24 hours.